Remember the last time you were on the phone with a friend and they just sounded a little off or down. As a result of their tone, you asked them if they were okay. Subsequently they broke down and let you know they were feeling low for whatever reason. You talked through it and let them know you’d be there if they needed to talk more. In short, you were being a good friend.
In this same scenario, would you have noticed their tone had the conversation been via e-mail or text? Probably not.
I appreciate technology and all that it has brought to our lives. That said, are the very tools that were designed to connect us actually driving us further apart?